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Tadcaster Community Swimming Pool Trust receives national award

Tadcaster Community Swimming Pool Trust, which is entering its 25th year of operation, is celebrating winning a national award for its volunteers.

Three of the pool’s volunteers, Betty Toole, Christine Burton and Jackie Brown, who have been volunteering at the pool since it opened in 1994, attended the Community Leisure UK awards at the Lowry Theatre in Salford.

Chris Porter, Facility Manager, Fiona Garnett, Volunteer Recruitment Manager, and Chris Hirst, Training and Operations Manager, were also present on the day, alongside the three ladies.

The team’s tireless efforts have made the Tadcaster Community Swimming Pool a popular location in the area, something the group is very proud of.

“With many larger facilities picking up awards in a variety of categories, it was with bated breath that we heard we were shortlisted to the final four.

“As Betty rightly said in her acceptance speech, the award is for all our volunteers who give tirelessly to the pool in various roles including reception, lifeguarding, gardening, and maintenance. They received the loudest cheer and applause of the evening as they left the stage.

“We are looking to recruit 25 new volunteers in celebration of our 25 years of operation. We will provide full training to all new members that wish to help us. It is a great opportunity to help the local community and work with our friendly team.

“Our volunteers benefit from reduced Swim and Fitness suite prices, at just £1 per session. If you are interested in volunteering at the pool, please contact Fiona Garnett Volunteer Recruitment Manager – fiona@tadcasterpool.org.uk or Nick Foote, Volunteer Coordinator – nfoote@tadcasterpool.org.uk or tel – 01937 833001.

From everyone at the Tadcaster Echo, we would like to congratulate all the volunteers at the community swimming pool for their outstanding work!

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